Nina Douglas, publicist at accessible children's publisher Barrington Stoke, is leaving to go freelance.
Douglas will no longer work in-house for the Edinburgh-based company from 16th June. However, she will continue to work with the team on an occasional freelance basis.
Kirstin Lamb, the publisher’s marketing and rights coordinator, will be promoted to the role of PR and rights manager and will continue to work with sales and marketing director Jane Walker. Lamb started at the company as an intern in 2012.
Douglas has been working in a part-time freelance capacity since late 2015 after joining the publisher from Hachette Children's Group where she was senior publicity manager. Douglas told The Bookseller she decided to step back from the two-day a week role at Barrington Stoke for personal reasons and to have some more control of her schedule.
She said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure working with the team on such important (and brilliant) books, and I look forward to supporting them in a freelance capacity in the future, including initially on the new YA novellas from Juno Dawson and Alex T Smith [Grave Matter] in October, and Annabel Pitcher [The Last Days of Archie Maxwell] in November.”
Walker told The Bookseller: "Nina was always two days a week for Barrington Stoke and has combined her work for us with her thriving freelance career. She will continue to work for us on a freelance basis on key titles.
"Kirstin Lamb has been working alongside and supporting Nina for over a year so I'm delighted that she has been promoted to PR and rights manager."